By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:19:04 AM.
As the Industrial Revolution began to pick up speed in the late eighteen century, weaving of fabrics changed dramatically. The fabric weaving quickly moved from a cottage industry to mass production. Eventually, the cost for fabric dropped and new uses for it grew. It was in this time when the settee was replaced by the fully upholstered couch, or sofa. This is when they became less important, and were pushed to the wall.
While it may seem there are a lot of details to note before purchasing a sofa or console table, you need to remember this is a larger furniture purchase. The price can be substantial, and it's important to make sure you will be completely happy with the purchase once you bring the piece home.
Now you get to dress it up. While you don't want it to be the center of attention, you also don't want the table to stand out as being an ugly and unloved piece of furniture with no decoration. Find items that accent the rest of your room or are useful in this space. If you will be doing reading or need a little extra light in the room, this may be a great place for a table lamp. Otherwise, a vase, statue or even some books can fill some of the tabletop area.
When selecting a table that is meant to blend in with your sofa, choose a color or shade that matches your sofa. Light oak wood pairs wonderfully with light-colored leather, while glass with a silver metal frame is a great way to minimize the effect against sofas with unusual colors or patterns.
Features. The type of use that will be good for the table will also affect what kind of features it has. Some tables have drawers, others have shelves, and still others have other types of storage. Some tables have no storage at all, while some even come with baskets that fit into the shelves. Taking into consideration what kinds of things you plan to set on the table and put in it is an important part of selecting the right one.
If you want to use the table behind a sofa, you can choose any number of console and sofa tables for the job. Typically, you want a table that is about two thirds to three quarters the length of the sofa or love seat and the top of the table shouldn't rise above the back of the lowest portion of the sofa.